Isro delays launch of satellite due to technical snag

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 06, 2014 23:49 IST

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Monday said that the launch of the IRNSS-IC would not happen as planned on October 10 because of a minor technical snag in the tele-command.

“Due to an observation in the telemetry system, the launch has been postponed for a week,” the Facebook page of Isro said.

The 67-hour countdown for the launch of IRNSS-IC from Sriharikota near Chennai was to commence from 6.56 am on Tuesday.

“A technical snag has been observed in the tele-command system. We will review the exact condition on Tuesday and then decide a new date for the launch,” an Isro official said.

Designed to build a regional navigational system equivalent to GPS of developed countries, India aims to send seven satellites to put in place the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS).

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